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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɪkˈstɛnʃən/, SAMPA: /Ik"stEnS@n/

Noun

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extension

Plural
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extension ({{{1}}})
  1. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
  2. That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space (or time, e.g. "spatiotemporal extension")
  3. (semantics) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension.
  4. (finance) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
  5. (medicine) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
  6. (weightlifting) An exercise in which an arm or leg is straightened against resistance.
  7. (fencing) A simple offensive action, consisting of extending the weapon arm forward.
  8. A numerical code used to specify a specific telephone in a telecommunication network.

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French

Noun

extension f. (plural extensions)

  1. extension

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